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Piercy Place, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Piercy Place.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Piercy Place, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Piercy Place and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Piercy Place and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Piercy Place. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Piercy Place.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cherry County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cherry County sighting report from eBird.

Since Piercy Place is near Blaine County and also Brown County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Blaine County

Sighting report for Brown County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Piercy Place.

How Far From Piercy Place to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Piercy Place to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Piercy Place and extending to:

  • Valentine [Map], which is the Seat of Cherry County, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Piercy Place to Valentine, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Piercy Place ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arabia (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North of Piercy Place   [Map]

Cascade   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Falter Place   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Hartgraves Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Johnstown   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Raven   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Sandridge   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wood Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cherry County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Piercy Place. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cherry County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Piercy Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piercy Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3489, Longitude: -100.3329     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piercy Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Piercy Place to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.291 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.562 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.066 degrees.

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